Pygmy Seahorse
0

Join us Thursday, January 7, at 7 pm PT for a free NightSchool livestream!

This year, get more in touch with the natural world. Get a head start on your resolution by learning about just a few of the 213 new species added to the tree of life by Academy researchers this year.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Why describe new species? Dr. Shannon Bennett, virologist and the Academy’s Chief of Science, is here to remind us that there’s a wealth of diverse species in the world that we don’t know much about (including our new constant companion, SARS-CoV-2), and that learning about them is a critical step in sustaining the planet.
     
  • Together, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Dr. Terry Gosliner and grad student Lynn Bonomo described four new (beautiful) Chromodoris sea slugs from the Indo-Pacific this year. They’ll give a crash course in what it takes to describe new species, how to do it, and how to name a nudibranch.
     
  • Meet Africa’s first pygmy seahorse species: Hippocampus nalu. Researcher Graham Short joins us with plenty of images and video of this rice-sized seahorse  to talk about how it was found, why it’s important, and what’s in a name.

All NightLife virtual programming is intended for audiences 21+.

​​​​​_______

PAST VIRTUAL NIGHTLIFE EVENTS

Missed the party? Just want to relive the magic? Watch the recorded livestreams on YouTube!

Music

Get NightLife emails

Delightful NightLife news, delivered weekly.

Upcoming ticketed museum events

September 29th at 6:00 pm

Good evening, San Francisco! Welcome to the inaugural ToNightLife Show, starring our newest exhibit, BigPicture.

October 6th at 6:00 pm

Bird is the word! Flock over to NightLife for beers and birds in honor of this Oktoberfest tradition.

October 13th at 6:00 pm

Touch, smell, hear, taste, and feel your way through the museum for a night that just makes sense.

October 20th at 6:00 pm

Explore the nocturnal side of the Academy and see what makes the museum at night different. For adults 21+.

October 27th at 6:00 pm

We’re dying to have you back at our annual Halloween bash for a spine-tingling night dead-icated to science!

Upcoming free virtual events

October 6th at 7:00 pm

What live everywhere there’s water, are invisible to the naked eye, and are essential to life on Earth? Diatoms!